Disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) is for life but not applicable in my case: Tareen

April 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Jahangir Tareen on Friday said that he has no objection over his disqualification for lifetime.

“I always believed 62 1(f) to be for life but not applicable in my case,” said Tareen on Twitter on Friday. “Full money trail provided of tax paid income, property declared in assets of children and not mine on advice of tax consultant. This was the only issue. My review is still pending and IA justice will prevail.”

Talking to media, Jahangir Tareen said that the disqualification under article 62(1)(f) should be for lifetime and that his case is different from ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. My case was not of tax evasion or money laundering, he added.

Tareen alleged Nawaz Sharif of playing games after being caught in corruption charges. He is criticizing his own government in his own tenure, he continued.

PTI leader Naeemul Haque echoed Tareen’s remarks, differentiating his case from that of Sharif’s. “As far as Sharif is concerned, we welcome this decision. He has looted and ruined this country,” Haque said regarding today’s decision.

“We respect the decision of the Supreme Court, but the cases of Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen were different because the latter was not in government.”

He added that “Tareen has continued to play an important part in the party and will continue to do so. He does not need to hold a position in order to contribute to the party”.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the PML-N to accept the Supreme Court verdict, saying that political parties should not “revolve around a personality but an ideology”.

Qureshi, however, did not comment on Tareen’s disqualification. NNI/Agencies